HMA v Ali Akguc

At the High Court in Glasgow today, 15 December 2016, Lord Burns sentenced Ali Akguc to six years and seven months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of assault and armed robbery.

On sentencing, Lord Burns made the following statement in court:

“Ali Akguc, you were convicted of assault and robbery of Mrs Lisa Cetiner at her home on 6 December 2015.

This was done at a time when you knew that Mr Cetiner would not be there and when his two young children would be present. 

You brought what was probably an imitation firearm with you which you used to threaten the occupants.  

It was a terrifying incident for all within the house and it was clear that the young daughter thought she would die.  

You accept no responsibility for this crime. I have regard to the fact that you have no previous convictions of any significance. 

The sentence is one of imprisonment for six years and seven months. This takes account of the period of remand prior to trial. I will backdate that sentence to 27 October 2016. 

You are subject to automatic deportation in terms of the UK Borders Act 2007.”